EXCLUSIVE: $40M Belt Parkway project to benefit Jamaica Bay


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Photo courtesy of the DEP

Hundreds of millions of gallons of raw sewage that now overflow into ecologically fragile Jamaica Bay every year will be diverted to treatment plants under a new project being launched by the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP).

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Jamaica man accused of selling weapons, drugs, stolen vehicles through Craigslist


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

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A Jamaica man has been indicted for selling $500,00 in stolen vehicles and auto parts, as well as, weapons and drugs, through Craigslist, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said.

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Professional boxer arrested for brutal killing of Jamaica woman


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A professional boxer and former Golden Gloves champ was arrested Wednesday night and charged with stabbing and beating his ex-girlfriend to death near her Jamaica home two days earlier, police said.

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Jamaica of the future imagined by residents


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THE COURIER/Photo by Salvatore Licata

Imagine Jamaica with more affordable housing, better transportation and more, higher-paying localized jobs. That was the vision put forward for the neighborhood when more than 100 residents and community advocates attended the city-run Jamaica Planning Initiative meeting this past weekend.

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